MIT researcher claims droplets containing coronavirus can travel up to 27 feet

A researcher at one of the top universities in the United States is disputing federally mandated social distancing guidelines after she found the virus may be able to travel farther than originally thought.

Associate professor Lydia Bourouiba, who has researched coughs and sneezes for years at the Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission Laboratory, found coughs or sneezes from infected people can emit gaseous clouds containing the coronavirus that can travel up to 27 feet away from their source.

“There’s an urgency in revising the guidelines currently being given by the WHO and the CDC on the needs for protective equipment, particularly for the front line healthcare workers,” Read more…

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